This Sunday I’ll be at The Elegant Wedding Bridal Showcase at the new Quai Alexandre in Montreal’s Old Port. If you’re getting married soon or in a year from now, this is an excellent opportunity to meet a whole bunch of wedding vendors at once in a beautiful space. Including ME!
I have some free tickets to give away — if you’re interested in going, please send me an email at email@example.com
And speaking of giveaways… This is my pre-show announcement that if you’re a couple-to-be or a wedding vendor, you can win a Romantic Dinner for Two at one of my favorite Montreal restaurants, Liverpool House (a $250 Gift Certificate). I highly recommend the Lobster Pasta.
You can qualify for this draw by signing up to my newsletter - which you can do HERE.
See you there.
A few questions to consider before hiring your photographer:
Do you like them? I’m not saying they have to be your new best friend, but your faces will be spending time in front of a camera with them for a whole wedding day… so find someone you like. Nothing worse than being asked to smile by someone you would prefer never to see again.
Does their style suit yours? Not all photographers have the same style. For instance, my style works with available light. I use a flash sparingly. I stay away from bright harsh light during group photos especially - no squinting! I prefer natural settings that look a little bit like a fine art painting; but I am also keen on balancing this with getting those big and small moments captured in a way that tells your story. When you look back, I want you to be able to give you not only the story, but how everything FELT.
What is the keepsake? It can feel tempting to go all-digital. Here’s the thing though… in twenty years time, are you going to root through your computer files to find your wedding photos? What about your children? What will they look at? Your grandchildren? There is something about my grandparents wedding album that I feel lucky to have had access to in my life. (I wrote about that here)
Quality vs. Quantity. A lot of photographers list the amount of photographs you can expect — which is fine, I do that too, as you should have an idea. But don’t fixate on quantity… it’s the quality of work.
Are they organized? Do they have a contract? What’s the sign-up process? These are important details. Make sure you are clear on what they deliver and what you expect.
Invest in your memories. No doubt about it, as someone who had a two-day wedding, budget is important. However, the places I didn’t cut cost was food, drink, venue & photographs. I wanted our guests to have a great time and be able to share those memories fondly. My kids love looking through our wedding album.
I hope to meet you this weekend — but if not, please drop me an email and say hello!